Nuttall Oak (Quercus nutallii)
- Synonym: Quercus texana
- Other common names are Texas Oak, Nuttall’s Oak
- Beautiful large shade tree in the summer
- Pyramidal shape
- Easy to grow
- Cold, heat, and drought tolerant
- Attracts birds, butterflies, and small wildlife
There is no doubt that oak trees are beautiful, long-lived shade trees, and the Nuttall Oak is no exception! Quercus nuttalli quickly grows into a large pyramidal tree, and when their attractive green leaves transform to a deep crimson red color in the fall, it creates a stunning landscape scene that looks straight out of a painting. This Texas Oak is a deciduous tree so that it can let the sunlight in during the winter, and when the leaves return in early spring, it can block the sunlight and provide cooling shade relief. We like to plant them as an excellent lawn tree or patio tree that provides an idyllic picnic spot because of the headroom beneath the branches. When used as a street tree, it is sure to add plenty of curbside appeal too!
Nuttall Oak gets rave reviews from everyone that has one because they are so easy to grow and require low maintenance – no green thumb needed! They are cold hardy and heat resistant, so they are ideal for southwestern landscapes. It can accept most soils and once established, requires little to moderate water. These are some of the fastest growing trees so that they are perfect for that spot in your landscape that could use a beautiful shade tree quickly!
Nuttall Oak trees can be enjoyed for generations to come! Adding a beautiful tree such as this Quercus nuttallii oak is a sure-fire way to increase the value to your property! Moon Valley Nursery has been growing these trees on our farms for over 20 years! We have them available in bigger sizes too, ready to add beauty and instant appeal!
Visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston and ask us about our free design and consultation services! The Moon Valley professional planting team does all the work, so all you have to do is come home to a beautiful landscape!
Drought and cold tolerant
Establishes quickly providing thick, fast shade